John Rutter (b.1945)

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

for mixed choir (SATB) unaccompanied

for: Mixed choir (SATB) a cappella

Choir score

Item no.678345
Author/ComposerJohn Rutter
TextWilliam Shakespeare
Release year2018
Publisher/ProducerOxford University Press
Producer No.OUP9780193524811
3.10 €
Minimum quantity: 10 copies
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (Germany )
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This secular work by John Rutter is set to the text of Shakespeare's famous Sonnet No. 18. Throughout the work, Rutter skilfully weaves the figurative language of the sonnet within the lyrical melodic lines of the music. Shakespeare's expressive text is passed between the voices, with the warm, verdant harmonies enveloping the sonnet's use of imagery and the work's central metaphor of comparing love to a summer's day.